Guide to Locations Listed in SMU's Library Catalog Bridwell Library—books in the circulating collection are shelved in the basement along the north wall. Dewey Decimal numbers are located on the left as you face the shelves. Library of Congress numbers start in the center area and extend all the way to the right.
Bridwell Library New Books—foyer of the red room (with the daily newspapers) on first floor.
Course Reserves—Circulation Desk. Please use the Course Reserves button in the Library Catalog to look up the call number of the item you wish to see. You can look it up by instructor, department, and/or course.
Methodist Room—blue room on first floor, containing reference resources for the study of Methodism.
Microfilm—Room 6 (with yellow walls), in basement.
Periodicals—current issues in the red room on the first floor, older volumes are in the basement stacks. All are arranged alphabetically by title. If full-text articles are available online, you will see a link at the bottom of the bibliographic record.
Oversize—Room 6, in basement.
Reference—green room, on the first floor.
Reference + Dewey Decimal Number—foyer of the red room, on the first floor.
Special Collections or Methodist Reference—our rare books. Come to the Circulation Desk or to the reference office. We will have you fill out a form, then we will take you upstairs so you can work in the Special Collections reading room.
Special Reference—Bridwell’s not-quite-so-rare books. Come to the Circulation Desk or to the reference office. We will have you fill out a form, then we will page the item for you. You may use these items anywhere inside Bridwell.